(RNS) — The Temple Mount is the holiest place for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims. Why is it a launching pad for violence?
(RNS) The author of ‘Walden; or, Life in the Woods,’ who was born 200 years ago this week, was a Transcendentalist. Let us ‘Splain . . .
(RNS) Who was Blaine and would he have wanted to prevent a Midwestern day care center from padding the ground below its swingset and slide? Let us ’Splain . . . .
(RNS) It’s the holiest night of the year for Muslims.
(RNS) The mausoleum is one of the most important symbols of Iranian pride. It’s famously referred to within Iran as ‘the holy shrine.’
(RNS) Pope Francis will be the fourth pontiff to visit the famous Marian shrine in Portugal, and one of millions who travel there each year. What is the attraction?
(RNS) Many religious leaders were eager to see this 1954 law weakened. Others wanted to see it preserved.
(RNS) This week, two Muslim doctors were indicted in a high-profile genital mutilation case in Michigan, where a lawmaker cited it in an attempt to introduce anti-Shariah legislation.
(RNS) The Copts are the largest Christian community in North Africa and the Middle East and are one of the oldest Christian sects in the world.
(RNS) Pence’s practice, highlighted in a recent Washington Post story, stems from a 1948 meeting in Modesto, Calif., between Billy Graham and three of his closest male friends.
(RNS) Legislation introduced in Congress aims to ‘restore’ religious liberty in the pulpit. Will it? Let us ‘Splain …
(RNS) Plaintiffs argue that the president’s executive order amounts to religious discrimination. But whether they’ll be able to convince the courts is an open question.
(RNS) You thought the holidays were over. Technically, no — not until Jan. 6, when Christians all over the world celebrate Epiphany.
(RNS) Advent has its own songs and symbols and traditions, distinct from Christmas.
(RNS) On Thanksgiving, Americans will try not to make total gluttons of themselves. But why? Why is gluttony considered a danger not only to the body, but the soul?